Therapy is a joint effort which cannot be successful without your hard work and courage. My approach is warm and relational fostering self-expression and enhancing coping strategies. Creative expression is encouraged and invites individuals to envision options and possibilities by shifting perception, expanding awareness, and strengthening a sense of well-being. Both Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral strategies are collaborative by nature and through these modalities I will guide you to the answers you hold within, allowing natural healing through the power of the therapeutic relationship.
I specialize in Personality Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I am a Behavior Therapy Training Institute Graduate. My profile can be found on the International OCD foundation website. Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention and Acceptance Commitment Therapy are effective treatments for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and a variety of Anxiety Disorders.
I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy which is an effective evidence based treatment for persons who have difficulty managing their emotions and behaviors. I provide individual therapy, skills training, and phone coaching.
Call or Email Karen Alonso for a free phone consultation now - (714) 643-8850


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: Chapman University
  • Year Graduated: 2001
  • License No. and State: MFC 51628 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $170
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check


  • Borderline Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Anxiety


  • Addiction
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • ACT
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • ERP


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 21 May 2016
Karen Alonso, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Newport Beach

Karen Alonso

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT